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Hennessey 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon Runs a 9.14-Second Quarter

At 152 mph<p>The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already plenty quick in stock form, estimated by Dodge to hit 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and run the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds (on a prepped surface). But the folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering just can’t leave insane enough alone. The tuning …

Sports Cars

The 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit is Ready to Chase Baddies

Midsize SUV now available for police fleets<p>Heads up: You’ll want to start looking out for new black-and-white Dodge Durangos in your rearview mirror. Announced today, Dodge is introducing a pursuit version of the Durango for the 2018 model year.<p>The police SUV uses the middle engine in the standard …

Dodge

Ford Suspends F-150 Production Amid Supplier Plant Fire

BMW, FCA, GM, Mercedes also affected<p>A supplier plant caught fire on May 2, affecting output of Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks. The automaker has suspended production of the F-150 and Super Duty at certain plants because the fire has created a shortage of die-cast components needed to make the …

Automotive Industry

Ford Wants You To Consider Mustang Over Challenger, Camaro

Because subtlety is so last summer.<p>If it isn’t obvious, a brand doesn’t want you to buy the cars of its competitors. But subtlety in marketing is an …

Sports Cars

China: We would fight a trade war 'to the end'

China isn't doing much to cool concerns about a trade war with the United States.<p>"China would fight to the end to defend its own legitimate interests with all necessary measures," China's embassy in Washington said in a statement late Thursday. "China is not afraid of and will not recoil from a …

China

Trump hits China with tariffs, heightening concerns of global trade war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump launched the next salvo in his widening war on Chinese trade abuses, this time taking aim at China's unfair seizure of US intellectual property.<p>Trump on Thursday directed the US trade representative to level tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese …

Globalization

China: We will hit back if US announces new tariffs

Beijing has renewed a warning that it will retaliate if President Donald Trump goes through with plans to slap new tariffs on Chinese goods worth billions of dollars.<p>"China will certainly take all necessary measures to resolutely defend its legitimate rights and interests," if the United States …

China

White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew into an uproar over White House …

Donald Trump

Dowd resigns as Trump's lawyer amid disagreements on strategy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, has resigned from the President's personal legal team handling the response to the Russia investigation.<p>"I love the President and wish him well," Dowd said in a statement to CNN.<p>Dowd, who has urged the President to cooperate with …

Donald Trump

Trump's Chinese tariffs could have a big impact on the tech industry

Trump has shouted about weaponizing trade since the campaign trail, but this year he's put it to action, committing to solar tariffs back in January that endangered US jobs. This afternoon, Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum to enact tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of imports from …

Trump’s Lawyer Resigns as President Adopts Aggressive Approach in Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — John Dowd resigned on Thursday as President Trump’s lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation as Mr. Trump signaled that he was prepared to ignore his advice and wanted a sit-down with investigators.<p>After days of uncertainty among the president’s lawyers about their status, Mr. …

Donald Trump

Republicans sound the alarm after likely loss in Pennsylvania

One GOP leader called the outcome a ‘wake-up call,’ but rank-and-file lawmakers were largely in denial.<p>Republicans on Wednesday struggled to explain their likely loss in the Pennsylvania special election: GOP leaders warned lawmakers that the outcome in the pro-Trump district could spell disaster …

Primary Elections

Sony’s reason for dropping the Xperia XZ2 headphone jack is all kinds of lame

• Sony has explained why it dropped the headphone jack from the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact.<br>• In an official FAQ, Sony reasons that the new Ambient Flow design language forced it to drop the 3.5mm port.<br>• Is that really a good enough excuse, though?<p>Up until the recent reveal of the Xperia XZ2 and the XZ2 …

Three-Row Jeep Grand Commander Spotted in the U.S.

Meet the Grand Commander, Jeep’s latest crossover SUV. Rumored to be based on the bones of the Cherokee, the Grand Commander is boxier and has space for seven seats, whereas the curvier Cherokee provides chairs for five.<p>Previewed by the Yuntu concept that the brand unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai …

Autos

Tesla Next-Gen Roadster Spotted at Gigafactory, and It Looks Amazing

Tesla’s second-generation Roadster is going on something of a tour. The upcoming electric supercar, set to hit the roads in 2020, was spotted at the …

South Korea condemns Trump's tariffs

South Korea has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over new Trump administration tariffs on imported washing machines.<p>"Korea considers these measures to be inconsistent with the United States' obligations," said the complaint filed with the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, on …

South Korea

White House jumps back into Dreamer battle with citizenship offer

The White House is hoping to woo Democrats by offering protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange for border wall funding — and sharp restrictions on family reunification.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday will propose a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to …

Immigration

Tiger Woods updates: Tiger shoots 71, makes cut on the number at Torrey Pines thanks to closing birdie

Tiger Woods' latest PGA Tour comeback began with a wild tee shot, but ended with a near hole-in-one and a solid, even-par round at Torrey Pines' South Course. Woods will take on the historically easier North Course on Friday as he tries to make the cut in an official tour event for the first time …

LG's latest financials explain its shift in mobile strategy

Earlier this month, LG said that it would row back on its smartphone ambitions by abandoning an annual cycle of smartphone launches. Rather than releasing a flagship just because Samsung did, LG would only pump out a handset when it felt <i>that it should</i>. The report speculated that the move was in …

Mobile

Why Is Pay Lagging? Maybe Too Many Mergers in the Heartland

BERLIN, Wis. — For as long as he can remember, the only thing Matt Gies really wanted to do for a living was repair farm equipment.<p>But ever since he quit his job more than three years ago at a John Deere dealership — where he worked too hard for too little pay, he said — he has struggled to find a …

London Business School

Here’s What Could Make the Next Global Recession Even Worse

Aside from snow, sharing is the most abundant commodity in the Swiss ski village of Davos every January. Coordination, collaboration, and joint …

Economics

America's biggest businesses are standing by their Dreamer employees

After the Trump administration announced it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Daniella Vieira was so afraid she emailed the CEO of Johnson & Johnson and asked him to take a stand.<p>"I felt he needed to know that President Trump's decision would impact a J&J employee," …

Immigration

How Smart Luggage Makers Are Reacting to the Impending Ban

Considering that the last major innovation in luggage was a four-wheeled suitcase patented in 1972, it’s understandable that recent shifts have …

US 4G speeds up, as carriers battle with unlimited data

It’s been almost a full year since US carriers AT&T and Verizon launched their unlimited data plans in a bid to curtail the Uncarrier’s aggressive campaign to pinch customers. But the surge in all you can eat data hasn’t been without its compromises, as average speeds across US networks suffered a …

GOP Senator Jeff Flake slams Trump’s ‘repulsive’ attacks on media

President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.<p>In a speech on the Senate floor, Flake, of Arizona, called …

Ram Might be Hinting at a Hellcat-Powered Rebel

Now that's a truck we'd love to drive<p>When Ram showed up to the 2016 State Fair of Texas, it brought along one of the coolest concepts we’d seen in a long time, the Rebel TRX Concept. Designed for high-speed off-roading, the Rebel TRX looked more than ready to take on the Ford F-150 Raptor. Even …

Senate passes bill to renew controversial NSA spying powers

The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial legal authority that enables vast government surveillance programs, including spying operations used by the NSA.<p>The bill was passed 65 to 34, and now moves to President Trump’s desk. He is expected to sign it into law. Earlier this week, a group …

Surveillance

Trump’s Physical Revealed Serious Heart Concerns, Outside Experts Say

WASHINGTON — Cardiologists not associated with the White House said Wednesday that President Trump’s physical exam revealed serious heart concerns, including very high levels of so-called bad cholesterol, which raises the risk that Mr. Trump could have a heart attack while in office.<p>Dr. Ronny L. …

Holistic Medicine

More Details Emerge About Trump’s Relationship With Porn Star

Two reports this week offered more details about what they described as a sexual relationship between Donald J. Trump and Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic-film actress who was reportedly paid $130,000 in hush money shortly before the 2016 election.<p>In Touch magazine published excerpts on …

Donald Trump

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